Naig and Northey Hosting Roundtables with Eastern Iowa Farmers

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig and USDA Under Secretary Bill Northey will host a series of meetings with farmers in eastern Iowa on Wednesday.

Under Secretary Northey, who oversees Farm Production and Conservation at the USDA, and Secretary Naig will gather feedback from producers and agribusiness representatives on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program and drought and derecho recovery programs.

The disaster relief roundtable with producers will be held at Heartland Co-op in Elberon from 10 to 11 am. And the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program roundtable with producers will be held from 2 to 3 pm at the Linn County Fairgrounds’ Lynn Dunn Memorial Building in Central City.

Farmers who would like to attend are asked to RSVP to Keely Coppess, communications director at the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, at keely.coppess@iowaagriculture.gov.

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